Throughout Judas Priest’s first decade, the drummer position was always the hot seat. They had had six men behind the kit by the time Dave Holland took over for his ten-year tenure starting in 1980, but it was not until Scott Travis commanded the drums for their Grammy nominated 1990 opus Painkiller that the iconic metal quintet found the man they truly needed. A towering presence both in front of and behind the drums–he is 6’6” and limber–Travis delivered and continues to deliver an aggressive, fleet-footed approach, balanced with finesse and groove. Nearly 30 years after his arrival, he has been a member longer than all of his predecessors combined, becoming Judas Priest’s quintessential drummer.
Scott Travis – Delivering The Goods
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